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Fantastically Corrupt Countries

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....could start with trying to close some of the existing corruption loopholes. ;)

Absolutely. Like MP's expenses. We're still not further forward with that one.

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Didn't the Queen's family effectively steal the country?

No, according to themselves it was their god given right. We are inconveniencing them by daring to try and live here :lol:

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His jealousy of those countries shows through. He covets how they're able to just do as they wish, buying houses, and salting vast sums in UK bank. Whilst he has to pretend to be acting against the very activities that have help create his supposed 'recovery'.

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Call me paranoid, but is this all deliberate to help bolster the Remain vote? Get heads of the UK to make "isolationist" comments, and it's better we hide behind the EU. Even the Queen now getting in on the act about the Chinese being rude. Expect Osborne to diss South Africa under his breath today.

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Apparent Cameron gaffe to the Queen and Arch Bishop Of Canterbury ahead of anti-corruption conference in London. He was commenting on Nigeria and Afghanistan.

Summit or Tradeshow?

First thought: a "bigoted woman" moment.

Second thought: no, that's too implausible. He's up to something. Discrediting himself?

More interesting, the chap from Transparency International who gave a very good and measured interview on the subject. Among the points he made, those countries need the UK to help. UK (and its dependencies) is the world's leading safe haven for corrupt money, and some of that needs to be closed down.

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First thought: a "bigoted woman" moment.

Second thought: no, that's too implausible. He's up to something. Discrediting himself?

More interesting, the chap from Transparency International who gave a very good and measured interview on the subject. Among the points he made, those countries need the UK to help. UK (and its dependencies) is the world's leading safe haven for corrupt money, and some of that needs to be closed down.

The City of London, home to the greatest concentration of white collar criminals in the world.

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In terms of sheer $ amount, the US comes top. No contest.

On the contrary, UK is very much in contention.

And the US is a whole lot harsher if you get caught, and (subjective impression here) more likely to catch you. I've never had the kind of job where corruption is really an issue (I'm a techie, not someone who negotiates business deals), but when I've worked for US companies, the compulsory-for-everyone anti-corruption training has been a real eye-opener.

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Hats off to the Nigerian president. Instead of taking offence and demanding an apology, he's turned it to his advantage and wants the UK to stop laundering all that dodgy money.

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Agree completely! A very dignified response that included a sharp kick in the knackers to Smuggit Cameron, loved it.

"The Nigerian president has said he will not demand an apology from David Cameron over his comments about “fantastically corrupt” countries, instead demanding “the return of assets to Nigeria”.

“What do I need an apology for? I need something tangible,” said Muhammadu Buhari as he gave his keynote speech at the opening of a Commonwealth anti-corruption summit being held in London."

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/david-cameron-corruption-comments-nigerian-president-buhari-wont-demand-apology-just-return-of-a7023781.html

Good article, along with a picture of Dave with an adorable little pig, for whose wellbeing I am concerned.

edit - not just currying favour, porca, only noticed it was you after I posted...

edit again - I mean, not currying anything, honestly, ok will stop digging

Edited by North London Rent Girl

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Good article, along with a picture of Dave with an adorable little pig, for whose wellbeing I am concerned.

Damn. I'm intrigued by that, but I don't see that picture following your link. Probably down to blocking various crap and ads.

edit - not just currying favour, porca, only noticed it was you after I posted...

edit again - I mean, not currying anything, honestly, ok will stop digging

Erm, if that's you being over-sensitive about porcine references in following up to my posts, it's entirely unnecessary. But now if we ever meet in person, it has to be a curry. Right? :D

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Im guessing Michael green will be involved somehow........he usually is

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Hats off to the Nigerian president. Instead of taking offence and demanding an apology, he's turned it to his advantage and wants the UK to stop laundering all that dodgy money.

...yes...and Cameron is responsible in this respect as he governs over a City where most of the laundered money goes into housing in Central London....and he has done nothing about it...therefore he is part of the problem ...."people who live in glass houses should not throw stones" ...this simple man should get his finger out and start moving on this ...and while he is at it ..show common sense and moved to the BREXIT side ...but of course all that it too logical....... :rolleyes:

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